The Wales Garden neighborhood has a rich history that makes it one of the most popular places to call home. Originally part of the Stark plantation, today the neighborhood's boundaries are Saluda Avenue, Wheat Street, Barnwell Street, Myrtle Court , Wateree Avenue, Enoree Avenue, the east side of Pickens Street, Heyward Street, Waccamaw Avenue and Congaree Avenue.
The traditional style of the homes, many of which are 100 years old, adds to the beauty of the areas. Homes range in size from 3-5 bedrooms and have luxurious updates such as custom cabinetry; granite counter tops and what can only be described as a chef's kitchen. They also have outdoor living spaces, remodeled baths and upwards of 4,000 square feet to call home. There are also majestic Timeless, Colonial style homes that have pine floors and high ceilings. You might find a cozy den and a formal living room. Many of the homes have finished basements that add to the square footage. Mature trees envelope the neighborhood.
In the early 1900s, 80 acres of Wales Garden were deeded to the City Development Company. Its population grew rapidly after the first two lots were sold in 1915. During the 1950s-60s buildings were removed to keep commercial development from encroaching on the area. Over the years, Wales Garden became and still is a popular neighborhood for university students. As the student population of the University of South Carolina grew, so did its role of being a support community for those students.
Wales Garden's large, well-maintained homes reflect its reputation as a stable community. The neighborhood was named an Architectural Conservation District in 2008. Take a look at our listings.
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